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FWC offers hunter safety course in Escambia Co.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Escambia County.

The course will be at W.J. Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Road, in Pensacola. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7, 9, 14 and 16. The range portion of the class will be June 18 from 7 to 10 a.m. 

People who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the June 7 class from 6 to 10 p.m. and the June 18 range day.

An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

People born on or after June 1, 1975, must successfully complete an approved hunter safety course before they can purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Those interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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